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CNN
Dec 13, 2011 3:00am PST
soldiers are dead after two army choppers crash during a training exercise. >>> jerry sandusky facing his accusers today. the men set to describe painful memories of how the ex penn state coach allegedly abused them when they were children. >>> and finders keepers. commenting on a drone that literally fell into iran's hands. on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and good morning to you. it is tuesday, december 13th. i feel like it's a homecoming. >> a long time since the three of us have been together. >> good to see you. >> as usual a busy, busy news morning. breaking news now. four soldiers are dead after two army choppers went down during a training exercise. it happened a joint base lewis-mcchord in washington state. crash investigators are trying to find out what went wrong right now. pliv on the pholive on the phon crash site. what do we know? >> i'm watching the lights of the recovery teams that have been looking throughout the night to go in the grim task of recovering those bodies of the four aviators that lost their lives. still don't know what we
CNN
Dec 13, 2011 6:00am EST
after getting all the intelligence they can out of it. >>> jerry sandusky faces his accusers in court today. they'll describe abuse suffered years ate at the hands of the former penn state coach. the judge will decide whether there's enough evidence to try sandusky on more than 50 charges of molestation of little boys. outside the courthouse in pennsylvania, susan, how many victims do we expect in court today to take the stand? >> reporter: you know, carol, it's impossible to say at this time. we know that there are ten victims referred to in that grand jury report and the prosecutors are aware of at least eight of them. look, counting up the numbers, there could be perhaps three to five victims who are able to take the stand today. alleged victims, to tell their story, and this is going to be fascinating, because for the first time we will hear likely in excruciating detail exactly what they say happened to them, and as you indicated, they'll have to do this facing jerry sandusky for the very first time, but it's not necessary for the prosecutors necessarily to put all of the alleged
CBS
Dec 13, 2011 4:30am EST
. >>> face-to-face, former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky to hear his accusers today in court. >>> and shutdown, anti-wall street protesters trying to close west coast ports clash street protesters trying to close west coast ports clash with police. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 13th, 2011. >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. >>> we begin with breaking news, the deadly crash of two army helicopters in washington state. the two helicopters, based at ft. lewis mccord near olympia went down during a training mission last night. >> we're sad to report tonight that four army aviators were killed in an innocent with two army helicopters. >> two other service members were injured. the helicopters crashed in a remote training area south of olympia. the cause of the crash is not known. the army is investigating. >>> now the latest on the penn state sex abuse scandal and former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky. it's reported he continued coaching at a small pennsylvania college last year, even though he ha
CNN
Dec 13, 2011 8:00am PST
. >>> jerry sandusky, former penn state defensive coach, could have faced all the accusers in court today. instead, sandusky waived his right to today's preliminary hearing pleading not guilty. what does that mean? it means he's going to trial on charges that he sexually abused ten boys. sandusky's attorney explained why. >> one of the main reasons we wanted to have a preliminary hearing and the anticipated of having one is to cross-examine mike mcqueary in the allegations pertaining to number two. prior to today with various statements he allegedly has made -- >> mike mcqueary is the assistant coach who claims he saw sandusky rape a boy in the penn state showers, but according to his reports his account has now changed over time. >>> the army is trying to figure out what caused two helicopters to crash killing four soldiers last night outside of a training area at joint base lewis-mcchord in washington state. now the choppers were observation helicopters. no word on whether they collided or crashed separately. >>> finders keepers, that's the message from iran today about the captured u.s
CNN
Nov 30, 2011 7:00pm PST
" tonight. >>> the penn state sex abuse scandal, the first lawsuit now has been filed against jerry sandusky and penn state. the plaintiff is a new accuser, not mention in the grand jury report. details, ahead. how did i get here? dumb luck? or good decisions? ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. i've tried it. but nothing's helped me beat my back pain. then i tried this. it's salonpas. this is the relief i've been looking for. salonpas has 2 powerful pain fighting ingredients that work for up to 12 hours. and my pharmacist told me it's the only otc pain patch approved for sale using the same rigorous clinical testing that's required for prescription pain medications. proven. powerful. safe. salonpas. >>> keeping them honest now. president obama getting heat for racking frequent flyer mile on air force one. that's the accusation. in a moment, receipt buttal from jay
CNN
Nov 30, 2011 10:00pm PST
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CBS
Dec 16, 2011 6:30pm EST
mcqueary gives a graphic eyewitness account of how jerry sandusky allegedly molested a young boy. armen keteyian was in the courtroom. mark strassmann reports the death of a member of a florida a&m marching band has been ruled a homicide by hazing. seth doane on a plan to save endangered tigers in the world that appears to be working. and "on the road" with steve hartman. how a secret santa changed a man's life. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. scott's on assignment i'm bob schieffer. new information in the penn state sex abuse scandal. we got the first detailed account of what an eyewitness says he saw when he walked in on a naked penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky and a young boy in a football locker room. details he says that he reported to school athletic officials and coach joe paterno. the lurid testimony came from assistant coach mike mcqueary at a hearing in a packed pennsylvania courtroom. our investigative correspondent armen keteyian has the story. >> reporter: in a clear, commanding voice, mcqueary said he entered a
CNN
Dec 15, 2011 10:00pm PST
to talk to you again shortly. >>> suspect jerry sandusky got a new member of his legal team. and a suspicious answer he gave about training underprivileged kids about how to use soap in the shower. clarification on what he meant by that. >>> and yesterday the university president suggested it was too shrouded in secrecy no uncover. today's florida governor had something to say about that. we spoke with him. we'll be right back. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thank you card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? we talked about getting a diamond. but with all the thank you points i've been earning... ♪ ...i flew us to the rock i really had in mind. ♪ [ male announcer ] the citi thank you card. earn points you can use for travel on any airline, with no blackout dates. i love the fact that quicken loans provides va loans. quicken loans understood all the details and guided me through every step of the process. i know wherever the military sends me, i can depend on quicken loans. [
CNN
Dec 16, 2011 5:00am EST
'll talk to jeff shortly. >>> suspect jerry sandusky got a new member of his legal team. we'll ask about an especially strange answer he gave in the case about training underprivileged kids how to use soap in the shower, try to clarify what he meant by that. >>> up next, hazing in florida a&m's marching band. yesterday the president suggested it was too shrouded in secrecy to uncover. the governor had something to say about that. lower cholesterol. [ man 2 ] yummy. i got that wrong didn't i? [ male announcer ] want great taste and whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol? honey nut cheerios. nice, huh? yeah. you know what else is nice is all the savings you can get on cruze and traverse over there. oh! that's my beard. [ chuckles ] it's amazing. ♪ [ male announcer ] this holiday, chevy's giving more. now very well qualified lessees can sign and drive a 2012 cruze ls for around $199 a month. ♪ >>> tonight, florida's governor is calling for the immediate suspension of james a.m. yondz, the president of florida a&m university. governor scott made the suggestion to the chairman o
NBC
Dec 16, 2011 5:30pm PST
synonymous with this unfolding sex scandal and the former defensive coordinator jerry sandusky. the testimony is key to the case against two former penn state officials, senior v.p. gary schultz and athletic director tim curley who denied charges they lied to authorities. again tonight fair warning, this is tough material. the whole case has been that way from the start. we begin tonight with our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff from state college, pennsylvania. >> reporter: once the starting penn state quarterback, now a star witness for the government, mike mcqueary took the witness stand today and graphically described seeing a naked jerry sandusky engaged in what he called extreme sexual activity with a young boy. "the boy was up against the wall" mcqueary testified. "jerry was directly behind him in a very, very close position. i believe jerry was sexually molesting him." mcqueary slammed his locker door shut, causing sandusky and the boy to separate and look him directly in the eye. mcqueary's testimony is key for the case against two former penn state officials, ath
CNN
Dec 15, 2011 5:00pm PST
, for instance, there's been a lot of talk about jerry sandusky and joe paterno but in academic circles there's talk about graham spanier, seen as an ideal university president, but when things like this happen on your watch, and you don't take appropriate steps to speak to those things proactively, then changes have to be made, so spanier was out and i think the same thing is happening with ammons and if these moves are made more often i think presidents will be more aggressive in speaking to issues like hazing at famu. >> what do you think is at the core of this kind of hazing? i don't think a lot of people think about being a band as a place where there's hazing but there are subgroups within this band at florida a&m, a group from georgia which apparently robert champaign was part of and there are all of the different subgroups have their code of discipline. what gets to the core of this in your opinion? >> the drive of students to belong and that's why the arguments are made by folk who say look, people who consent to this are the folks who really have to stop and the practice will go awa
CNN
Dec 16, 2011 2:00am PST
's been talk about jerry sandusky and joe paterno, but in academic circles, there's talk of graham spanier. he was seen as an ideal university president, but when things like this happen on your watch and you don't take appropriate actions, change needs to be made and i think the same will happen with ammons. i think if these moves are made more often, i think presidents will be more act a aggressive in terms of speaking against hazing at famu. >> what do you think is at the core of this kind of hazing? i don't think a lot of people think about a band as being a place for hazing, but there's sub groups within this band at florida a&m. there's a group from georgia, which apparently robert champion was part of, and all these different save groups, i guess, have their own kind of codes of discipline. what gets to the core of this, in your opinion? >> the drive of students to belong, and that's why arguments that are made by folk who say, look, people who consent to this are the folks who really have to stop and the practice will go away. they're absolutely wrong. you cannot put the entire onu
ABC
Dec 13, 2011 2:35am EST
" -- courtroom drama. the young men accusing former penn state coach jerry sandusky of sexual abuse are set to meet him today face to face. >> prosecutors are ready to question every one of them in front of a pennsylvania judge. it's tuesday, december 13th. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin. as many as 10 accusers may testify in the jerry sandusky hearing. taking place in a tiny pennsylvania town today. it is unclear if sandusky himself will take the stand. and there are new questions about what a key witness, mike mcqueary will say about what he saw and heard. >> extraordinary today he will see up to ten accusers in court face to face. some of them seen for the first time. not clear who the accusers are. he will see them for the first time. an extraordinary moment uncourt today. >> people are guessing he will testify. that is not going to happen >> you don't think he will take the stand? >> no. >> based on preachous interviews. >> based on that. defendants don't testify at preliminary hearings. we will hear the stories of so many of the young men today. >
CNN
Dec 16, 2011 11:00am EST
case involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. >>> former athletic director tim curly and gary schultz are charged with lying and failing to report the suspected abuse. mike mcquery is the star witness. he says he told curly and schultz seen sandusky raping a boy. he testifies there's no question that he fully described what he saw. prosecutors say sandusky sexually accused ten young boys. he has pleaded not guilty to more than 50 charges. >>> back from the brink of a government shutdown. sources are now saying that democrats and republicans have reached a deal to keep the federal government running after midnight tonight. the house and senate, they're expecting to vote on that plan today. negotiators are still trying to agree on extending the payroll tax cut. if they don't, your taxes are going to go up by an average of $1,000. >>> republican presidential candidates are making their closing arguments to iowa voters. now the candidates met last night in their last debate before the iowa caucuses. some took aim at president obama. current front-runner newt gingrich foun
NBC
Dec 16, 2011 12:00pm EST
state administrators are in the pretrial hearing in the jerry sandusky sexual abuse allegations. tim curley and gary schultz are charged with lying to a grand jury investigators. >> penn state officials tim curley and gary schultz are arrived at court this morning in harrisburg, facing perjury charges connected to the jerry sandusky de child sex abuse case. the former penn state athletic director and vice president are accused of lying to the grand jury, telling them that assistant football coach mike mcqueary did not inform them he witnessed sandusky having sex with a boy in a locker room shower in 2002. prosecutors' first witness today, mcqueary who appeared calm on the stand as he described in graphic detail what he saw and heard in the locker room that day. he said he first heard noises coming from the shower, looked in the mirror, saw sandusky behind the boy but he went on to tell the court, "i believe jersey -- i believe jerry was molesting him." his testimony is being contradicted by another grand jury witness, a family friend who said that on the night of the alleged abuse, m
CBS
Dec 16, 2011 5:30pm PST
walked in on a naked penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky and a young boy in a football locker room. details he says that he reported to school athletic officials and coach joe paterno. the lurid testimony came from monystant coach mike mcqueary at rohearing in a packed pennsylvania courtroom. anr investigative correspondent armen keteyian has the story. >> reporter: in a clear, commanding voice, mcqueary said he entered a small football facility locker room on a friday night in march, 2002, to hear rhythmic slapping sounds coming eaom a nearby shower. glancing in a bathroom mirror near his locker he told a packed court he saw jerry standing behind a boy he believed to be ten to 12 years old. turning to get a better look, mcqueary testified seeing jerry molesting the boy, having some kind of intercourse with him. at that point mcqueary said he slammed his locker shut to announce his presence and stepped within six feet of the shower. he continued that the two were four to five feet apart. they turned so their bodies were totally looking at me. they looked directly at my eyes. mcquea
ABC
Dec 13, 2011 6:30am EST
of the proass the. >>> weave heard from jerry sandusky twice since accusers came forward claiming he sexually abused them. there will be a hearing today. sherrie johnson is standing by with new reaction and what could be taking place. >> former penn state assistant coach, jerry sandusky faces accuserrers in court for the first time. some will explain how sandusky allegedly molested them. in what could be a set back for the prosecution, with up telephone key witnesses, penn state assistant coach, mcqueary's testimony is called in to question. he says he witnessed sandusky raping a boy in the team showers in 2002 and told the head coach and penn state officials about it. now a local paper says a mcqueary friend told the grand jury he spoke with mcqueary the night of the incident and mcqueary said he never saw sex only encounter that seemed suspicious. the victims admit will be an emotional and difficult day. >> there will be a adversarial process for them and unfor a momentable. he is ready to go forward. >> any victim that goes forward with these types of case says brave. they have to face the
CBS
Dec 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
what he saw between former coach jerry sandusky and a young boy. manuel gallegus reports from harrisburg. but first, we must warn you, some of what you are about to hear is disturbing. >> reporter: penn state assistant football coach, mike nothing mcqueary -- mike mcqueary left the courthouse giving damaging testimony against sandusky and two college officials. he testified that he saw sandusky, having what he believed to be sexual intercourse with a 10-year-old boy in the shower in 2002. he said he heard quote rhythmic slapping sounds and that he shockingly and surprisingly saw jerry in the shower with the boy. that jerry was behind the boy, in a very, very close position, holding the boy's waist, the boy's hands, up against the shower wall. mcqueary said he didn't try to stop it or call police because sandusky and the boy separated before he left the locker room. he testified he didn't say anything to sandusky, who looked back at him with a blank stare. >> reporter: mcqueary said he immediately called his father. the next morning, he met with coach joe paterno and told him e
NBC
Dec 17, 2011 9:00am EST
at memorial hospital for sexual assault. >> photographic -- graphic testimony as the trial of jerry sandusky witnesses take the stand. >> for the first time mike mcqueary testified he said he saw jerry sandusky having sex with a child in the locker room in 2002. he said he first heard noises come from the shower, then saw sandusky standing behind a boy with his hands around his waist. he testified that while he was not 100% certain, he believes sandusky was molesting the boy. his testimony is key in the case. prioritization say tim curley and gary shults lied to the grand -- schultz lied to the grand jury about what mcqueary told them. >> did he describe something that was necessarily a sexual act? >> curley and schultz' lawyers claim they were not told about the sexual details. mcqueary's testimony may be contradicted by a family friend that says on the night the alleged abuse occurred mcqueary told them he only heard noises. he's facing criticism he did not do enough to stop the abuse. he said he was distraught and turned to his father for advice but did not go to police. instead he met wi
CBS
Dec 12, 2011 5:00pm EST
? and will players face criminal charges? >>> conflicting reports over the accuracy against jerry sandusky. >>> and how the white house is dealing with security concerns. >>> and we are tracking a winter warmup. bob will have more on what to expect in his winter forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,, -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are those great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a superhero? ♪ kinda. [ male announcer ] and we think that's the best prize of all. ♪ >>> the deadline for the towz to withdraw from iraq is only three weeks away. iraq is meeting with president obama to discuss the turnover. tara mergener reports. >>> president obama and iraqi prime minister nouri al-maliki stood side by side at arlington, laying a wreath for those who died fighting the war in iraq. al-maliki visited washington, as the u.s. prepar
NBC
Dec 17, 2011 7:00am EST
detail what he says was jerry sandusky sexually molesting a boy in a shower in 2002. now two top officials at the university will face trial for lie to go a grand jury about the allegations. >>> hazing homicide. autopsy shows that a drum major at florida a&m university died of blunt force trauma. now his parents are demanding justice and suing the university. >>> and super saturday. it's the last full weekend before christmas and retailers are pulling out all the stops hoping to cash in by luring you in with great details today, hoping to cash in by luring you in with great details today, saturday, december 17th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. lester, did i hear you say you're just now going to start shopping? >> i'm thinking about it. they keep hitting us with black friday and super monday and what is this? >> super saturday. >> i'm waiting for procrastinator's saturday. >> that's christmas eve. >> oh, that's what they call it. that will be my big da
NBC
Dec 17, 2011 7:00am EST
involving former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isakoff is in hairrrisburg with more on th. >> reporter: good morning, lester. a judge ruled that the case against those two former penn state officials can now proceed to trial. once the starting penn state quarterback, now a star witness for the government. mike mcqueary took the witness stand and graphically described seeing a naked jerry sandusky engaged in what he called extreme sexual activity with a young boy. the boy was up against the wall, mcqueary testified. jerry was directly behind him in a very, very close position. i believe jerry was sexually molesting him. mcqueary slammed his locker door shut causing msandusky and the boy to stop looking him directly in the eyes. both penn state officials are charged with lying and failing to report it to authorities. mcqueary acknowledge he never saw any sexual intercourse and never intervened. i was shocked and horrified, to be said, and to be frank with you, i was probably not thinking straight. >> mcqueary w
CNN
Dec 12, 2011 10:00am PST
jerry sandusky will face some of his accusers this week. sandusky is charged with molesting ten boys enrolled in his second mile charity. now grown men, at least five of his alleged victims, are scheduled to testify at a preliminary hearing tomorrow morning. cnn's senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin says it will be an important session for both sides. >> this is going to be a very serious moment for these victims. because it is going to be the first time that they've told their story in public. it is a very embarrassing situation for most of them to be sure, and they're going to be cross examined by someone who is determined to show they're lying. >> jerry sandusky is not expected to testify. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonald will speak today at the funeral service for virginia tech police officer derek kraus. the service is set to start about an hour from now at virginia tech's castle coliseum. kraus was gunned down while sitting in his patrol car thursday by a 22-year-old man who later killed himself. the attack appeared to be unpro joked and there's still no word on any motive. t
CNN
Dec 16, 2011 5:00pm PST
and the clearest account yet from the star witness against the suspect jerry sandusky. now, for weeks we've been getting conflicting reports about what this man, mike mcqueary, saw in a locker room shower on campus back in 2002, saw happening between sandusky and the boy known as victim number 2. there's the version contained in that 23-page grand jury presentment. there's what mcqueary reportedly told friends in an e-mail, claim egg made sure the abuse stopped. there's also a third account by a family friend reported in the "patriot-news" by cnn contributor sarah ganim suggesting mcqueary didn't even directly see the molestation. so today at this preliminary hearing for two of his bosses mcqueary finally gave his account in open court on the record, under oath, and it was a powerful one. he said he saw sexual activity between jerry sandusky and the boy, and he told superiors what he saw. "there's no question in my mind that i conveyed to university officials that i saw jerry with a boy in the shower and that it was severe sexual acts going on and that it was wrong and over the line." he went in
CNN
Dec 17, 2011 4:00am EST
against suspect jerry sandusky. now, for weeks we've been getting conflicting reports about what this man, mike mcqueary, saw in a locker room shower on campus back in 2002, saw happening between sandusky and the boy known as victim number two. now, there's the version contained in that 23-page grand jury presentment. there's what mcqueary reportedly told friends in an e-mail, claiming he made sure the abuse stopped. there's also a third account by a family friend, reported in "the patriot-news" by cnn contributor sara ganim, suggesting mcqueary didn't even directly see the molestation. so, today, at this preliminary hearing for two of his bosses, mcqueary finally gave his account, in open court, on the record, under oath, and it was a powerful one. he said he saw sexual activity between jerry sandusky and the boy and he told superiors what he saw. "there's no question in my opinion mind that i conveyed to university officials that i saw jerry with a boy in the shower and that it was severe sexual acts going on and that it was wrong and over the line." he went into detail, and our apologi
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2011 8:00am PST
in the hot seat. penn state assistant coach mike mcqueer rib, the man who says he saw jerry sandusky raping a boy in the locker room showers, giving graphic testimony in court this morning. >>> and facebook's 800 million members can now convert their profiles to the new timeline design, but there's another feature that's raising questions about privacy. we are going to explain it all for you right here. hi, everybody, great to have you with us this friday morning. i'm thomas roberts. >>> we get straight to it the case against jerry sandusky is in a pennsylvania courtroom that is assistant football coach mike mcqueary giving very graphic testimony about an incident in 2002 when he swears, swears he witnessed sandusky sexually assaulting a young boy in a team locker room. former penn state athletic director tim curley and former university vice president gary schultz are also at that hearing. they are facing one charge each of failure to report child abuse and perjury. nbc's michelle fran zen joins me now from harrisburg, pennsylvania, michelle, explain the testimony. we want to warn everybod
CNN
Dec 16, 2011 8:00pm PST
with lying in the sexual abuse case against coach jerry sandusky. former assistant coach, mike mcqueary, the one who saw sandusky showering with a boy, testified today. >>> the the death of robert champion jr., the florida a&m university drug major who died last month, ruled a homicide today. the lawyer for robert's family comes "outfront." >>> and the bottom line, the payroll tax, a government shutdown averted and the payroll tax in countdown. let's go "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on what matters to all americans watching tonight. the payroll tax. democrats and republicans have been fighting for weeks over how to pass an extension. now, if it gets extended, the average american will save about $1,000 in taxes next year, senate r.s and ds have been meeting right now. and john thune of south dakota stepped out a moment ago. we're hoping for some good news. what can you tell us? >> right, it's a two-month extension, erin. it has unemployment insurance, it has the payroll tax cut extension, and what we call the doc fix, which deals with physicia
CNN
Dec 16, 2011 11:00pm PST
. >>> two penn state leaders charged with lying in the sexual abuse case against coach jerry sandusky. former assistant coach, mike mcqueary, the one who saw sandusky showering with a boy, testified today. >>> the the death of robert champion jr., the florida a&m university drum major who died last month, ruled a homicide today. the lawyer for robert's family comes "outfront." >>> and the bottom line, the payroll tax, a government shutdown averted and the payroll tax in countdown. let's go "outfront." >>> i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on what matters to all americans watching tonight. the payroll tax. democrats and republicans have been fighting for weeks over how to pass an extension. now, if it gets extended, the average american will save about $1,000 in taxes next year, senate rs and ds have been meeting right now. and john thune of south dakota stepped out a moment ago. we're hoping for some good news. what can you tell us? >> right, it's a two-month extension, erin. it has unemployment insurance, it has the payroll tax cut extension, and what we call the do
CNN
Dec 17, 2011 2:00am EST
coach jerry sandusky surfaced. well, the fate of schultz and curley may hinge on the day's star witness, mike mcqueary. that's the man there with the red hair. he testified about alleged abuses that he saw -- that is the operative word -- back in march of 2002. hln's mike galanos was in the court. and mike, mcqueary went into some graphic detail, and i know the whole debate coming into this had been, did he see it, did he just hear it? what really happened? what did he say today? how strong was his testimony? >> reporter: i thought it was very strong, erin. i thought he was very credible. he walked in with a demeanor, like, this is my day to tell the story. and we got that extra detail that, number one, that there were three different looks. and also, the sounds. first off, it was the sounds, the rhythmic slapping. he thought a sexual sound. he was embarrassed right out of the gate. then he walks to his locker and catches a glimpse out of a mirror, and through that reflection he says he saw jerry sandusky with this young boy, and he believes he's molesting the young boy. can't believe i
CNN
Dec 16, 2011 10:00am PST
for the very first time, the prosecution's star witness in the child molestation case against jerry sandusky has told what he saw in a penn state locker room in march of 2002 and he's told it in horrifying detail. there is a warning here. mike mcqueary who's now an assistant penn state football coach wasn't testifying against sandusky. this is a preliminary hearing for the penn state officials charged with perjury and failing to report the alleged child sx abu sex abuse that mcqueary reported to them. the hearing continues and we'll talk more about it in our "crime and consequences" segment in 20 minutes. >>> the clock is still ticking toward a midnight deadline to avert a partial government shutdown but the pressure's gone down just a little bit. that's john boehner's way of saying both parties in both houses have agreed on a trillion dollar spending package. now they just have to vote on it. the house will vote first. then start its holiday recess. the senate will vote after that. and will try to agree on extending a payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits. if it does, the house will com
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